DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Smoke filled the air in downtown Dothan after a fire broke out at the old milk and ice cream building on Headland Street.
The blaze could be seen miles away, at least as far as WOOF FM on Columbia Highway.
Dothan Fire Department continues to work a large commercial fire in an unoccupied building in the downtown district. Multiple streets are closed: W Powell, Headland, N Foster. @dothanpolice @Dothan_Alabama pic.twitter.com/qLK9xmLMMX— Dothan Fire (@DothanFireNews) November 21, 2019
For a while, the smoke was concentrated in the sky, blotting out sunlight until a wind blew threw and reduced visibility all along Oates Street. The smell became pungent, and as the wind blew stronger, it caused eyes to water up from the compounds.
We currently do not know what caused the fire. A building inspector will need to clear the fire crew for entry to make sure it’s safe, according to one source.